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Antidiscrimination Law and the Multiracial Experience: A Reply to Nancy Leong
Hastings Race and Poverty Law Journal (2013)
  • Tina F Botts
Abstract

Misunderstanding the concept of race as based in biology is the root error of Professor Nancy Leong's recommendation of a switch to "perceived race" in antidiscrimination law in order to protect multiracial persons from illegal racial discrimination. Once race is understood as socio-historically constructed and context-dependent rather than as rooted in biology, antidiscrimination law need only add multiracial persons to the categories of specially protected groups in order to protect multiracial persons from illegal discrimination.

Keywords
  • Critical Race Theory,
  • Antidiscrimination,
  • Equal Protection,
  • Fourteenth Amendment,
  • Constitutional Law
Publication Date
Summer 2013
Citation Information
Tina F Botts. "Antidiscrimination Law and the Multiracial Experience: A Reply to Nancy Leong" Hastings Race and Poverty Law Journal Vol. 10 Iss. 2 (2013)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/tinafernandesbotts/1/